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Mrs. Andrea Folks

Kindergarten & 1st Grade School Counselor


I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science from Armstrong State University. I earned my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Alabama State University. I also earned a Master’s Degree of Education in School Counseling from The University of West Alabama.

I am married with two wonderful boys. In my spare time I enjoy creating recipes for my family, reading, and traveling.

I have been in the field of education over 16 years in the state of Alabama. I am excited to continue with the team here at ALCA. I look forward to providing guidance to the students and families of ALCA!

Mrs. Laura Fralix

2nd & 3rd Grade School Counselor


I am originally from Mississippi where I received my AA degree from Northeast MS Community College. I transferred to Delta State University, home of the fighting Okra and earned my BA in music education. I taught elementary music and band for 3 years then decided to continue my education. I then enrolled at Mississippi State University and gained my MS in School Counseling. I have over 12 years of experience in elementary music, band and school counseling.

My husband is an SLP and we have been married for 15 years. We have two children Gideon and Amirra. We love animals and have an inside and outside dog, a fish tank with glo fish and over 40 chickens! IN our spare time we love crafts, video and board games and we are involved with our church and local community theater. Directing, acting and coordinating music for our local kids and community is a passion of mine. I began my career with Connections Academy as a substitute counselor in the 2020/2021 school year.


Mrs. Frankie Harris

4th & 5th Grade School Counselor


I attended Alcorn State University where I earned a degree in Business Administration.  A few years later, I received my Master’s Degree in School Counseling from the University of Southern Mississippi.

I live in Hattiesburg, MS and have been married to my high school sweetheart, Anthony, for 31 years.  We have two older children: Peyton is our 17 year old daughter and Noah is our 23 year old son who attended Harvard University. Our puppy’s name is Mango.

Although this is my 3rd year at Alabama Connections Academy, this is my 27th year as a school counselor.  Please reach out to me if you have any questions or just need someone to talk with about any issues that you have. I am a good listener.

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